I was watching an episode of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys” when I saw a remarkable thing. Adam Jones, the Cowboys cornerback and punt returner was catching punts during practice, but after he caught the punts he did not drop the footballs. At one point he had five footballs in his hands before he was able to haul in the 6th ball. Catching and holding onto six balls at the same time takes some talent and Pacman must have practiced this sometime before, maybe sometime during the past year he had off from the NFL?
Wide receiver Patrick Crayton then attempted Jones’s 6-Pac challenge and only made it to four balls. He tried it later in the week and was able to match Pacman’s total of 6. Crayton’s first attempt proved that Adam Jones must have practiced this trick many times before bringing it out in Dallas. Pacman caught his six balls easily and smoothly while Crayton looked stressed.
This episode was full of Pacman coverage. It showed Adam Jones guarding T.O. real tough and how they were matched up together on a majority of the routes. The battles were heated and both had some impressive plays. TO claimed to have gotten the better of Jones thus far.
I’m glad that we are able to see Dallas practice and get a look at their preseason routine on T.V. Watching Kansas City in training camp last year on T.V. was interesting, but Dallas has a lot more flair and fun. Many great players battle during the practices. I believe that this type of competitive play in practice makes all of the players better and the helps the Dallas organization. Going against the best in practice every day not only allows back-ups to learn from the best but it gives others the opportunity to rise up and play at the level of Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, Jason Witten and Marion Barber.
With the Cowboys no hitting policy in practices, the TO coverage and Pacman’s six-pac routine were the most entertaining things I saw during the episode. I was going to post a link to a YouTube video of the act, but the NFL took it down.